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When Fletcher Driscoll was 12, his life flashed before his eyes as he headed for an ice heave on White Bear Lake. He was piloting an 18-foot Skeeter, a Formula One race car on blades. 

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A flag was first carried into battle on Sept. 11, 1777, in the Battle of the Brandywine. The American flag was first saluted by foreign naval vessels on Feb. 14, 1778, when the Ranger, bearing the Stars and Stripes and under the command of Captain Paul Jones, arrived in a French port. The fl…

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WHITE BEAR LAKE — One of two robbers of an auto parts store was sentenced to 20 years in prison on six counts of interfering with commerce by robbery in federal court May 29.

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As the 2019 fishing and boating season gets underway, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is continuing and expanding a multi-faceted approach to combating the spread of starry stonewort, an aquatic invasive species.

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In commemoration of the 75th anniversary of D-day, we are running a column by Ernie Pyle, considered one of history’s greatest war correspondents. His column, written six days after the Normandy invasion, and photographs of Pyle, have been made available by the National Newspaper Association…

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Retired Air Force Sgts. Phil and Heather Erickson sailed for the first time on White Bear Lake this May.

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LINO LAKES — As many as 100 K-9s and their handlers from all over the state and surrounding states — including Wisconsin and North Dakota — will visit Lino Lakes next month to be certified and compete for awards.

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One of history’s most solemn days, Memorial Day is an American holiday that honors the men and women who died while serving in the United States military.

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Press stringer and Grant resident Shannon Riley happened to be traveling to Paris the day after Notre Dame burned. She was visiting her daughter Olivia Genereux, a 2012 Mahtomedi grad who is working in the French capital for six months and celebrating her wedding anniversary with husband Joe…

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WHITE BEAR LAKE — The human-powered party bikes known as pedal pubs are a familiar sight on the streets of the Minneapolis-St. Paul metro area. This summer, one local company will take that idea and add water, offering 90-minute booze cruises of White Bear Lake.

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Since robins are supposed to be the heralds of spring, there is inevitable confusion every year when someone or other notices that there are robins around even in the depths of the Minnesota winter freeze. 

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Hwy. 36 from Century Avenue to Interstate 694 will be closed for eastbound traffic from 8 p.m. Friday, May 17, to 5 a.m. Monday, May 20, for the installation of a storm sewer across the highway. For more information, call 651-430-6026.

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SAINT PAUL — On Friday, May 3, Gov. Tim Walz (DFL) signed into law a bill that will rename a portion of Hwy. 95 after fallen corrections officer Joseph Gomm. The bill, authored by Sen. Karin Housley (R-St. Marys Point) had previously passed the House and Senate with unanimous support.Gomm wa…

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Between 11 a.m. and noon Monday through Friday, 170 area seniors receive a friendly knock on the door. It's their Meals on Wheels volunteer delivering a well-balanced lunch.

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Flying planes and renovating homes are two of Tracy Belcher’s passions. Both endeavors require a well-calculated plan to limit risks. But starting Red Door Renovations LLC as a new business venture mid-career took less caution and more daring. A pilot can understand that. But unlike flying, …

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A 2017 Centennial High School graduate and his teammates took their robotics skills to the first-ever Land Land O'Lakes Bot Shot competition April 7 at DeLaSalle High School for a chance to win $10,000 and shoot around with basketball legends David Robinson and Christian Laettner.

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Don Craighead has been selected as the 2019 J. Stanley and Doris Hill Legacy Award recipient. Established by the Century College Foundation, the Mahtomedi Area Educational Foundation and the White Bear Lake Area Educational Foundation, the award honors the memory of Stan and Doris Hill for t…

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WHITE BEAR LAKE — The recently formed nonprofit Neighborhood Concerned Citizens Group continues to watchdog both Water Gremlin and state legislation regulating a toxic chemical no longer used at the plant on Otter Lake Road.

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The Holy Hammers, a group of volunteers from northeast metro churches, has been pounding hammers for Habitat for Humanity for 20 years.